Russell Jackson

Sort of a cranky person

There was also immediate success for Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell learns to rock (again)

Soggy in Cardiff, he was back to red-hot at Lord's, providing a fine exposition of the art of heavy metal bowling

Ryan Harris is congratulated on dismissing Virat Kohli

When Harris grimaced, Australia smiled

Equal parts carthorse and strike bowler, whether fit and firing or bruised and shrugging away pain, he bowled for wins, and more often than not he got them

Ken Grieves portrait

Ken Grieves, forgotten hero

Remembering an Australian cricketer and footballer who played in the Ashes - against the country of his birth

Five Australians who made centuries on Test debut: (From L-R) Fielding coach Greg Blewett, captain Michael Clarke, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh and national selector Mark Waugh

Older Australia, stronger Australia?

Their batsmen are well seasoned going into the Ashes - like on other recent visits to England. It is a trend that has worked in terms of run-scoring, if not overall results

Darren Lehmann on his way to a double-century

Darren Lehmann, Yorkshire colossus

He did spectacularly well in county cricket and was part of many an escapade, but those exploits went largely unnoticed back home

James Faulkner roars an appeal to have Jonathan Trott lbw

Wanted: Faulkner the Test allrounder

He has played very little first-class cricket of late to prove his worth despite showing an aptitude for the longer format during earlier seasons

Imran Tahir appeals for a wicket

Why ball-tracking can't be trusted

In the absence of information on how the technology works, it's hard for some of us to shake doubts about why what we're seeing with our eyes differs significantly from the reading of a computer

Shapoor Zadran blows a kiss to the departing batsman

Shapoor Zadran, cult hero

The Afghanistan fast bowler is an example of the exuberance the Associates bring to the table, but sadly they'll probably not be seen in four years' time